Rienzi Docent Program

Rienzi’s docent program was established in 1999, the year Rienzi opened to the public. All visitors to Rienzi are personally welcomed and guided through the collection by volunteer docents. Docents bring the art, architecture, and history of this house museum to life, sharing a wealth of insights about Rienzi as the former home of Carroll Sterling and Harris Masterson III, and the numerous European decorative art treasures it holds.

The docent community at Rienzi is richly diverse; members have a broad range of professional backgrounds and international travel experience. All share a love of knowledge, people, history, art, and culture. In addition to leading tours, docents partake in monthly trainings, and many attend MFAH lectures and gallery talks. In support of this invaluable group, Rienzi hosts several social events every year to recognize the docents’ remarkable contributions to the museum's guests, the education department, and the broader community.


Becoming a Rienzi Docent

Do you love learning and enjoy sharing knowledge with others?

Do you have an interest in European art and Houston history?

Are you looking for a rewarding volunteer opportunity?

Consider joining the Rienzi docent program! Apply now to join the new docent class in September 2014. Contact Stephanie Niemeyer at sniemeyer@mfah.org or 713.353.1565 for more details and to RSVP for one of our information sessions: Tuesday, July 8 at 10 a.m.,Tuesday, July 8 at 2 p.m., Wednesday, July 9 at 5:30 p.m., or Saturday, July 19 at 9:30 a.m.